I am a 28 y/o female who has never been able to have a smear since my first try a year ago. Put it off for years. Finally plucked up the courage, but it was a huge disaster. Was very embaraasing, my muscles tensed so much that the speculum broke in half! Finally, I was in so much pain I begged the nurse to stop after 4 tries. Se seriously tried everything, from a small speculum to posistion changes, no luck. The pain was incredible.
So, does anybody have any ideas? I need to get this done, but right now, the thought of going anywhere near the GP surgery again is giving me an anxiety attack.